Friday, May 14, 2010

TMRW: See the Green City Philly is becoming, one garden at a time- Urban Gardens Bike Tour!

Join us tomorrow, 5/15 at 2pm to see first hand the Green City that Philadelphia is becoming, one community garden at a time!

The Bicycle Coalition, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and members of the City Harvest Growers Alliance Program (CHGA) have partnered together for a bicycle exploration of urban gardens and food systems. Taste local produce at every farm, and then stop with us at the Yards Brewery for a beer at the end of the tour!

The tour will begin at 2pm at the Our Front Yard Garden (N Front Street & Fairmount Avenue), and will end by 4 or 5. You can sign-up at the beginning of the ride, too!

The tour will start at Our Front Yard Garden and Liberty Lands Community Garden in Northern Liberties. We will head north to the Teens For Good Garden with a stop through the Village of Arts and Humanities. We will end at Emerald Street Farm in Kensington.

We will make a stop at each of the three different urban garden projects where participants will learn about the various innovative community efforts to create access to locally grown food. At each stop we will sample prepared dishes straight out of the gardens!

These and many other urban farm projects are building community with fresh foods and beautiful landscapes.

Starts 2pm. You can register online or day-of at the start. Entry fee: $15/$10 for Bicycle Coalition members. For more info: Growing Green Urban Gardens Bike Tour